£20 cashback on the app!
4.5/5 | 180K+ Downloads
Student Living - 550 Lygon, Melbourne
Trustpilot star
(3+ reviews)

Student Living - 550 Lygon, Melbourne

Lygon St, Carlton, 3053, Australia
0 mi from City Center
( 0 m
0 m
0 m )
View on Map
Vending Machine
Bicycle Parking

About the Property

Located in the heart of Carlton, 550 Lygon Street Carlton VIC 3053 is a prominent student accommodation in Melbourne for individuals seeking convenience and comfort. Set at the vibrant location, 550 Lygon St Carlton boasts a variety of non-en suites and studios, all fully furnished with top-notch amenities. Neighbouring institutions such as The University of Melbourne, Trinity University, and Monash University's Parkville Campus are just a short drive away, making 550 Lygon Street Carlton a sought-after living space for local and international students alike.

Melbourne, the capital city of the state of Victoria, is often celebrated as Australia's cultural and sporting epicentre. Known for its vibrant arts scene, the city is home to numerous galleries, theatres, and music venues, hosting events such as the Melbourne International Arts Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The city's architecture is a blend of modern innovation and historic charm, with iconic landmarks like the Royal Exhibition Building and Federation Square right against the sleek skyscrapers. Melbourne's diverse culinary landscape reflects its multicultural population, offering a wide array of international cuisines, from Italian in Carlton to Asian delights in Chinatown. The city's coffee culture is particularly renowned, with numerous cafes serving up some of the best brews in the world. Melbourne is also a sports lover's paradise, hosting major events like the Australian Open tennis tournament, the Melbourne Cup horse race, and the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix. The city's passion for Australian Rules Football is evident, with the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) often filled with genuine fans. Public transportation is well-developed, with an extensive network of trams, trains, and buses, making it easy to navigate. The Yarra River adds to the city's charm, providing picturesque views and recreational opportunities. Green spaces such as the Royal Botanic Gardens offer a tranquil escape from urban hustle. Melbourne's blend of cultural vibrancy, culinary excellence, and sporting enthusiasm makes it a dynamic and captivating city, consistently ranked as one of the world's most livable places.


550 Lygon Street offers a range of amenities for a comfortable and convenient living experience. Each room at 550 Lygon St Carlton is equipped with tables and chairs, a ceiling fan, a single bed, a sofa, a TV, and a heater. Rent includes content insurance, gas, and membership in the Community Spirit Program. The building provides several common amenities, such as a coin or card-operated laundry, bicycle storage, tram access, and proximity to public transport. Additional features include an intercom, a cinema, retail shops in the precinct, and vending machines. Internet access is available, and non-students are permitted. For safety and security, the building is equipped with security cameras. These amenities ensure a well-rounded living environment, catering to both comfort and convenience at 550 Lygon Street.

Location and What's Hot?

Situated at the energetic heart of Carlton, 550 Lygon Street is a dream come true for students seeking a vibrant and convenient lifestyle. The prime location of 550 Lygon Street Carlton provides easy access to esteemed institutions like The University of Melbourne, RMIT University, and a wide range of other colleges and universities that Melbourne prides itself on.  Just a few minutes away, students are greeted with the cultural tapestry of Carlton, renowned for its array of dining options and social hotspots. Indulge in African cuisine at the famous Adonai or grab a quick, delectable bite at Muli Melbourne or Sushi Ten. Bar Bellamy is a popular bistro located just a short stroll away from 550 Lygon Street. Try exclusive collections of drinks with friends at the lively Heartattack and Vine bar or The Motley Bauhaus. Unwind with a coffee at the quaint Rathdowne and Reeves Cafe and Florian nearby. Students can watch newly launched movies at the Cinema Nova, which is located just a short drive from 550 Lygon St Carlton.

For grocery needs, students can walk away to the Carlton Supermarket or explore the fresh produce at the iconic Carlton Farmers Market. Nearby healthcare is also covered by the reputable Royal Melbourne Hospital. For peaceful retreats amidst your busy student life, the lush greenery of Carlton Gardens and the iconic Melbourne Zoo offer perfect escapes for relaxation and study breaks.

When it comes to expanding the mind outside the classroom, students can immerse themselves in the local culture at Melbourne Museum and IMAX, which are just a stroll away. With this coveted address, students are placed right in the pulsating heart of Melbourne's student scene, making 550 Lygon Street not just a place to live but a gateway to the full Melbourne experience.


Located in the heart of Carlton, 550 Lygon Street Carlton offers seamless connectivity to the best the city has to offer. Residents have an array of public transport options a short distance from the doorstep, providing convenient access to the wider Melbourne area. The proximity of stops like Lygon St/Cemetery Rd, Lygon St/Princes St and tram stops like Lytton St/Lygon St ensure that whether students are heading to university or exploring the city, travel is simple and stress-free. With the Lytton St/Lygon St 113 tram stop also within reach, 550 Lygon Street is perfectly situated for an effortless and enjoyable student lifestyle.

What will you get

Your Rent Include

Content Insurance
Membership of Community Spirit Program

Common Amenities

Coin or card operated laundry
Bicycle storage
Tram Access
Public Transport Close By

Cancellation Policies (4)

  • Cooling Off Period
    This property does not offer cooling-off period.
  • Early termination by students
    Termination of the tenancy contract before the end date is allowed.
  • Delayed Arrivals & travel restrictions
    Cancellation due to delay in arrival or travel restrictions is allowed.

Payment Policies (1)

  • Booking Deposit
    This property doesn’t require booking deposit.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if I, or my family need somewhere to stay prior to checking into the accommodation?

If you or your family need somewhere to stay for a couple of nights to a week, or rest your head after coming in from a late-night flight then why not book at Essence Hotel Carlton. Offering comfortable rooms that give you the freedom to relax in a place away from home.

What are your check-in times and days?

Monday to Friday 2pm and 4pm (excluding public holidays).

Do you offer after hours check-in?

Unfortunately, we do not offer check-ins outside of specified check-in times.

Where do I check-in?

Check-in at Reception.

What electricity cost am I responsible for?

Each resident pays for their energy as it is separately metered and will hold their own account with an energy company. the accommodation recommends Sumo as an electricity provider.

How do I reserve a room at the accommodation?

Complete the online application.  Once we have received your application, we will send you a rental offer. To accept this offer you will be required to pay the first month’s rental and for any additional service options that you choose. Before you move into the accommodation, a bond equal to one month’s rental will be required

What kind of contracts does this accommodation offer?

6 and 12 month leases, however from time to time we are able to offer shorter lease periods. 

Why is the rent not 4 times the weekly rental amount?

Rental is per calendar month. The weekly rate is multiplied by 52 weeks as there are 52 weeks in a year, and it is then divided by 12 months to get the monthly rate.

How do I pay my rent?

Rent is to be paid as per the Tenancy Agreement and must always be in advance.  Payments can be made in the following way:
  • Bank transfer into the accommodation
  • Direct deposit at the bank into the nominated accommodation Bank Account
  • Credit card at the admin office during business hours
  • BPAY
  • DEFT Payment

What is not included on my rent?

  • Water Usage
  • Electricity Consumption

Do you have car parking facilities?

Carparking available starting from AU$20 per week.

What do I need to buy before I can move in?

Your apartment is furnished with a bed, desk, cupboard, study chair, TV, fridge, and microwave oven. You will need to supply all your own linen & kitchen equipment.

How close is the nearest supermarket?

The nearest supermarket is located around the corner, a minute’s walk away.

What do I do if I have a visitor?

As this is a secure building, all residents are required to meet their guests at the entrance door as this door is only accessible by a resident swipe card.

If I really want to move rooms after I move in – is that possible?

Once you have signed a lease for your room, you cannot change rooms until your lease expires or you break your lease.

Can I move out at any time?

When considering the premature termination of your Residential Tenancy Agreement, it is your responsibility to:
  • Continue to pay all rent charges until a new resident can be secured or the Residential Tenancy Agreement ends, whichever comes first.
  • Pay all associated costs including applicable advertising and break lease fees as set out in your Residential Tenancy Agreement.
  • In all cases, a departure cleaning fee applies.

Is there extra storage outside my apartment?

There are no extra storage facilities at the property.

How do I connect the internet/phone?

There is no phone in the room. For Internet, VostroNet can be contacted at any time if you are having issues with connection of your internet and have been through the troubleshooting guides.

Is wireless internet available?

Yes we have unlimited Wi-Fi in most of the property and wireless internet throughout the building. 

What is a Bond?

A bond is a payment that acts as a security deposit against the resident meeting the terms of their rental agreement or their duties under the Residential Tenancies Act 1997. The bond will be lodged with the Residential Tenancies Bond Authority (RTBA). The RTBA will hold the bond in trust until the end of the lease. Then, the bond is:
  • Refunded entirely to the tenant/resident, or
  • Claimed in part or in full by the landlord/owner.

How much is the Bond?

The bond is equivalent to one month’s rent.

Paying the Bond?

You are required to pay the bond into the bank account we supply. We will then lodge a bond application with the RTBA. You will then receive an email from the RTBA to complete the bond submission.

What is a Condition Report?

Upon arrival, we must prepare a ‘Condition Report’, which records the property’s general condition, including fittings and fixtures, and present you with 2 copies of this Report when you come to collect your keys. Review and, if necessary, add your comments to the ‘Condition Report’. You must return the report to the accommodation within three business days of moving in and you should keep a copy of the ‘Condition Report’ until the end of the tenancy. The ‘Condition Report’ is a very important document, as it can be used as evidence if there is a dispute about who should pay for cleaning, damage, or replacement of missing items, particularly at the end of a tenancy. You may want to take photos of your apartment at the start of your tenancy to further show the condition. The owner may claim some or the entire bond for cleaning, damage, or replacement of missing items at the end of your tenancy. If the ‘Condition Report’ stated that the work was required at the start of the tenancy, or the items were not listed, it can help you prove the bond should be returned to you.

I am vacating, can I use the Bond for my last month’s rent?

Your bond and rent are separate payments. You are required to pay rent in the specified way up to and including the date of your departure.

What happens when I vacate?

You need to leave your apartment clean and tidy in the same condition as when you arrived, ensure all personal items have been removed and report any damage that may have been caused during your tenancy. This allows for a speedy bond resolution. We offer prepaid service for departure cleaning to assist residents.

How do I receive my Bond back?

The accommodation will start a bond claim, which will be done within 10 business days after you leave the rented property. All residents are emailed a link to the claim details. Click through to accept or request changes to the claim and enter in your bank details for the bond refund. Once all tenants/residents have agreed, the RTBA will deposit the money into the nominated bank account(s) within two business days. If you are overseas and do not have an Australian bank account, the RTBA can issue a cheque that you can deposit into an overseas bank account. If your overseas bank cannot deposit the cheque, an overseas bank transfer can be arranged for a fee. If you have not provided valid bank account details in the bond claim, the RTBA will retain the bond until you provide a valid payment option.

Why are you claiming my Bond?

The owner (via the accommodation), can try to recover all or part of the bond at the end of a tenancy if:
  • The tenant or resident:or their visitors have damaged the property
    has left and owes rent (rent in arrears)
    has abandoned the premises
    has left you to pay bills they should have paid
  • There are cleaning or repair expenses that exceed normal ‘wear and tear’.
  • Items that were part of the tenancy agreement are missing.

Where can I find resources to manage my health and wellbeing?

Property has listed a number of resources on their Student Health and Wellbeing page.

What does my rent include?

  • A fully furnished apartment
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi internet
  • Content insurance
  • Gas

Access to our Residential Life Program.

Reviews (3)

star icon
(3 ratings)
You won't be charged yet

Student Accomodations in Melbourne

Melbourne Student Accommodation

Melbourne, a vibrant city known for its cultural diversity and world-class education institutions, offers a range of student accommodation options to suit every need. From modern studio apartments to shared flats, there's something for everyone. However, with the popularity of Melbourne as a student destination, on-campus accommodations can fill up quickly, leaving many students in search of off-campus housing near universities like the University of Melbourne and RMIT University. This is where amber comes in.

Amber provides a comprehensive platform for students to search and find their ideal student accommodation in Melbourne easily. Whether you're looking for a cosy studio or a shared apartment close to campus, amber's user-friendly interface makes the process simple and stress-free. With a wide range of options and detailed listings, finding the perfect place to call home during your studies in Melbourne has never been easier. From the initial search to move-in day, amber is there every step of the way, making the transition to student life in Melbourne seamless and enjoyable. Some of the best Melbourne student accommodation that you can check out include Scape Peel, Carric Hostel, and Walsh Residence.

About Melbourne

Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria, Australia, is located on the southeastern fringe of the Australian landmass in the country's southern central part. Boasting a population of around 5 million people, Melbourne is a bustling metropolis that offers a welcoming environment for international students. With over 49,000 enrollments yearly, the city has a vibrant student population. Known for its architecture, culture, and music, Melbourne is a lively and diverse city that offers a wealth of opportunities for students.

One of Melbourne's key attractions for students is its strong job market, which provides plenty of opportunities for part-time and casual work. The city is also home to many multinational companies, making it an ideal place for students to gain valuable work experience. Melbourne has consistently been voted the most livable city in the world thanks to its great climate, which features mild winters and warm summers. The city is renowned for its excellent food, coffee, and nightlife and boasts plenty of green spaces, including parks and gardens. Melbourne is also home to some of the most prestigious universities globally, renowned for their academic excellence. These universities attract students from around the world, contributing to the city's cultural diversity. Overall, students moving to Melbourne for their higher studies are sure to have a fantastic experience, thanks to the city's welcoming atmosphere and diverse offerings.

Best Student Accommodation in Melbourne

The most essential thing for students when moving to a new city or country is accommodation. There are many Melbourne student accommodations available close to major universities like Scape La Trobe and the University of Melbourne, enabling students to save time and money. Students can choose from various student houses, including ensuites, non-ensuites, shared apartments, and studios, with easy accessibility to various cafes and restaurants, shopping centres, healthcare facilities, and commuting options. With amber, you can make your Melbourne student accommodation search easy and hassle-free! amber offers the best student accommodation in Melbourne, with options in multiple localities in the city, so you don’t have to worry about the location. Take a look at these student accommodation in Melbourne:

1. Scape Franklin

2. Carric House

3. Bouverie Residence

4. Scape Carlton

5. Student Living - 740 Swanston

6. Scape Aurora

7. Scape Melbourne Central

8. Scape Victoria Street

9. Scape Queensberry

10. Carlton Residence

Cost of Living in Melbourne

When it comes to the cost of living in Melbourne, it could be a bit expensive, but with proper planning and assessments, students can easily manage their expenses. A lot of factors come into play while estimating a budget, like the location of your Melbourne student accommodation, the rent of your student accommodation Melbourne, and personal preferences. Other expenses like groceries, travelling, and entertainment also impact your cost of living. Make sure to make a proper budget for all your living expenditures and other personal expenses. Below is an estimate of the costs you may incur at the time of student living in Melbourne.

1. Off-campus accommodation: AU$1400 - AU$1500 per month

2. Transportation: AU$190 - AU$200 per month

3. Food: AU$900 - AU$1000 per month

4. Entertainment: AU$80 - AU$90 per month

5. Groceries: AU$270 - AU$290 per month

6. Clothes: AU$200 - AU$210 per month

Student Travel in Melbourne

Melbourne's roads are always crowded, with vehicles in a hustle. With a wide range of transportation options, this city makes commuting convenient and easy for students living here. With a well-connected and vast transportation system of trains, buses, and taxis, travelling to any part of the city is hassle-free for students. The automotive fare is also much more affordable than in other cities. Students can get a student travel pass and railcards for an easier commute. Students can easily travel from their student housing in Melbourne to any place in the city.

1. Bus

This service is spread across, making it convenient for students to travel. The average bus fare is AU$5, and the concessional fare is AU$2.25. Many buses in Melbourne are accessible for people with disabilities, including low-floor buses with wheelchair ramps and spaces. If you require assistance getting on or off the bus, the driver can assist. You can take the Southern Cross Station bus stop, Melbourne Central/Lonsdale St bus stop, and Swanston St bus stop.

2. Bicycle

Melbourne is a very bike-friendly city, with many dedicated bike lanes and paths. You can rent a bike through a bike-sharing scheme such as oBike or Melbourne Bike Share or purchase a bike for personal use.

3. Rail

Melbourne has 218 suburban stations on 16 lines, most of which are subway stations. Flinders Street Station is Australia's busiest rail hub that serves the entire network, and remains a prominent Melbourne landmark and meeting place. A full-fare myki card costs $6, and a concession, seniors, or child myki costs $3.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Melbourne

Students need not worry about unwinding after a long week in Melbourne. The city offers a dynamic cultural scene, a diverse population, and a mix of modern and historic architecture. The streets of Melbourne are buzzing with cosy cafes and restaurants, shopping spots, art galleries, antique shops, and amazing clubs and bars. If you are into premium dining, then Villas Restaurant & Bar, Super Inn, and Rice Paper Scissors are among some of the finest restaurants in Melbourne that offer lip-smacking cuisines. Catch up with friends over coffee at Mr Tulk Cafe, Pearson & Murphy's Cafe, and Books n Bites Cafe. Party lovers can go to The Duke of Wellington, The Oxford Scholar, and Melbourne Central Lion to unwind with some drinks and live music. Indulge in some retail therapy at Melbourne Central, Chadstone - The Fashion Capital, and Emporium Melbourne. Art lovers can explore West End Art Space, Mailbox Art Space, and Tolarno Galleries. Sports fans flock to the Melbourne Cricket Ground, affectionately known as "The G," to witness thrilling Aussie Rules matches in front of crowds exceeding 100,000. In addition to its cultural attractions, Melbourne boasts a stunning natural landscape featuring grand parks, impressive gardens, and beautiful seaside areas. The other popular attractions you must explore include the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Queen Victoria Market, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Skydeck, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), State Library Victoria, and ArtVo.

Melbourne Tourist Attractions

With so many captivating tourist attractions and things to do, it's no wonder Melbourne is among the most famous cities in the world. The hubs, pubs, delightful cafes, leisure places, parks, and clubs drive learners to Melbourne. We have listed some of the most popular tourist attractions that you can explore while staying in the city. Have a look:

1. Cricket Ground
2. Albert Park
3. Melbourne Park
4. Melbourne Skyline
5. Royal Botanic Gardens
6. Federation Square
7. Melbourne Cricket Ground
8. St Kilda Beach
9. Great Ocean Road
10. National Gallery of Victoria

Top Universities in Melbourne

Melbourne is home to some of the best universities offering a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs across disciplines! You can find your ideal university for your preferred course. We have listed some of Melbourne's top universities below:

1. Charles Sturt University
2. Asia Pacific International College
3. Edith Cowan University
4. Victorian Institute Of Technology
5. Melbourne Institute of Technology
6. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
7. Australian Catholic University

amber © 2024 All rights reserved
4.8/5 on Trustpilot
Rated as"Excellent"• 4800+ Reviews by students
Get the app
play storeapp store
Payment Options
How it works
Refer a Friend
Group BookingsNew
List with usNew
Partner with usNew
CareersWe are hiring!
Amber Plus
Media Mention
Privacy Policy
Contact us
app store
app store
twitter icon
pinterest icon